Free short story [3]

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Well, well, just a  week and I’m already back here. You may have missed my latest post because in all the excitement of having written it, I completely forgot to tag and categorize it. This is what happens when I’m absent too long, I start forgetting how to properly do things.

The short of that blog post was that I’m abstaining from facebook, twitter, and tumblr for a bit. I planned a month. I’m a little overwhelmed by the world news lately. Also, I need to get back to what I love: writing. Also: reading. I spend far too much time scrolling through social media and playing games on facebook.

And I’ve already started writing and finished a short story I’ve started… a long time ago. Back then, I wanted it to be part of an anthology, but I didn’t finish it in time, obviously. Now it’s finished and it’s for the reading of anybody who wants to – for free. YAY! I know, awesome. Just like me, you love free stuff.

Im SommerThe story is called Im Sommer. Are you scratching your head yet? No, it’s not in German, though there are some sentences within (dialogue) that are. The story takes place in German wine country where Angela meets Judith. Angela is an American vacationing with her parents in Europe. The title of the story translates into In Summer – if you haven’t guessed it already.

It’s just a short, sweet story about exploring your sexuality a little. No, there’s no sex, there’s just fluff (as we fanfiction writers call it). A harmless, romantic story.

If you wants read: I’ve put it up on inkitt, tablo, and wattpad. Choose your platform and start reading.

This is just one of the projects I wanted to get back to. I need more writing in my life and hopefully we will all benefit from my renewed sense of purpose (well, I’m still working on it, I’m not all that purposeful).

Hope you’re all having a nice summer, some love, and a lot of reading material.

Keep reading, folks.

 

NaNoWriMo Update [2016.1]

Here we are again – one year later, maybe even one year wiser. National Novel Writing Month started a week ago and so far, I’ve written 5,724 words (update’s update 7,082 words).

trouble%c2%b2You can see on my NaNo-profile that my NaNo-novel is Trouble² – with a nice cover including two favorite characters from a favorite tv show, Root and Shaw from Person of Interest (no copyright infringement etc. etc.) – which you could, I guess, call a AU fanfiction in progress. But then, there isn’t that much progress. I’m not really writing a novel, or maybe I’m writing several. And a Bechloe fanfiction, and a short story.

This year, I just can’t settle down on one project so I’m pretty much all over the place. And there might yet be a Supergirl fanfic coming along, because I really can’t fight my Sanvers feelings these days. But I guess that’s okay. Considering how little I got done this year, me writing bits and pieces this NaNo fits the theme.

So I’ve given myself the NaNo-rebel badge and am traipsing along through the jungle of stories I’ve got burning in different corners. One corner is still Ghosts of Helltown, as I haven’t finished that. Yeah, I know I promised that one to you for next year, but it’s on hold until I can get my shit together. And who knows if it’s going to get published then… I really messed this up, but I’m still working on it. I guess I have hope, a tiny spark in the darkness so to speak. (And just for the record, it’s a day later from that earlier stuff and I’m on my way to drunk, ’cause the election is officially over – bear with me.)

My Bechloe fanfiction in progress is Six Degrees of Queer – it’s basically Beca finding out sixdegreesofqueershe’s gay for Chloe and her friends trying to support her, mostly. Fanfiction is part of my writing life and Bechloe is still a great inspiration (with the possibility of it getting to be canon in the third movie – YAY! [let’s hope]). Writing fanfiction for WriMo is actually a cool thing because you don’t have to do any preparation other than watch your favorite show or movie – no excuse to not write, is what I’m saying!

I started a short story back in… I forgot. For an anthology that’s already been published. It was about summer love and I called my story Im Sommer – which is German for In Summer. It’s a story about an American girl, Angela, who visits German wine country for summer vacation and meets a German girl, Judith. It’s summer, there’s wine and just a little bit of a language barrier as these young women get their groove on… or something like that. I’m still working on it, or it wouldn’t be on this list. Hopefully, it will be available for free after NaNo… at Christmas, maybe? (I’ll keep you posted.)

The last corner (for now), is Trouble². It’s the story of a bondsperson and a P.I. who have a hard time working together to find a guy named Roy Bunting. They find out that Bunting is in even deeper doo-doo than they thought and that will also get these two women in trouble. Trouble², in fact, ’cause you know… I’m not sure where I’m going with this, maybe nowhere, but I like playing with these two characters in my head and giving them the happy ending they deserved.

Jumping between those stories was my first week of NaNo. How do you get along? Are you a traditionalist  or a rebel like me? Any other NaNo-thoughts? Tell me in the comments.

And just a word about this election: wherever you are, whoever you are, if you’re devastated by the American election results: please take care of yourself. Whatever happens in the time to come, you are important, you are cherished. Stay safe, stay strong, stay united.

Have some colorful hope and Anna Kendrick: